The Quiet Side of Hvar Island- 24 Hours in Stari Grad

The Quiet Side of Hvar Island- 24 Hours in Stari Grad

Well pals, let me start by saying that this post is TAINTED WITH REGRET. The bitter sting of regret. But also, happiness and joy at the fact that we decided to go to Hvar at all. Me and my pal Rachel had already been having a brilliant time exploring Croatia's Dalmatian Coast (absolutely zero Dalmatians [...]

What to Do in South East Devon: Six Places you Should Check Out ASAP

What to Do in South East Devon: Six Places you Should Check Out ASAP

England's West Country is renowned for being absolutely beautiful; the land of sweeping moors, genteel seaside towns and rugged clifftops, Devon's landscape has inspired a whole collection of writers to write a whole collection of books set within its boundaries; Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie being the most renowned. (By the way, I recently [...]

The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

The Beginners Guide to Palma de Mallorca (What to do, where to eat and what to see in the capital of the Balearic Islands)

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of Spain's Balearic Islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea not far from the coast of Catalonia. While the island itself is renowned as a hotspot for German and English holidaymakers, I hadn't really heard much about its capital city, and didn't have any idea what to expect. After spending [...]

Exploring the Abandoned Monte Palace Hotel in the Azores, Portugal

Exploring the Abandoned Monte Palace Hotel in the Azores, Portugal

The Azores, owned by Portugal but lying in the Atlantic Ocean about 850 miles West of the mainland, is one of the prettiest places I had ever seen. The island we docked on, São Miguel, is the largest and greenest of the nine islands making up this archipelago, filled with lush rolling hills, sweeping mountainous [...]

The Coast Starlight from Sacramento to Portland (Shooters, Snow and Very Strange Folk)

The Coast Starlight from Sacramento to Portland (Shooters, Snow and Very Strange Folk)

It was midnight in Sacramento train station, and I had just discovered that my train was delayed by at least an hour. UGH. I tried to sneakily work out who was waiting to board the train and who was just trying to get a night's rest and a bit of warmth on the wooden benches. [...]